The International Student Association ( Misa ) Lounge On The Second Floor Of Coffman Union
845 WordsFeb 23, 20164 Pages
When I initially found out that I was interviewing Josh for my one-to-one I wasn’t too stoked on the idea. I was a bit worried that our session together might not be as personal as I would like and that he would find it hard to open up because of our differences. I originally asked him to meet me at the Minnesota International Student Association (MISA) lounge on the second floor of Coffman Union. MISA is a space specifically catered to International students and multi-cultural students so I assumed it would be different from what Josh might be accustomed to. When Josh arrived at the MISA lounge the room was occupied by a student group event, so I took him to the room right next door, the Asian Student Union lounge. By the way Josh looked around the room, I could tell that he was a little uncomfortable by the “Asianess” of the room, so I asked him if he would rather do the interview somewhere else. He replied back that he was fine with the space so we carried on with our 1 on 1.
To begin with, I asked Josh to tell me his story and share some significant moments in his life. It was a very vague question and I didn’t expect much contend from his answers. He began with the very nonspecific details about his childhood growing up in Woodbury, MN and how lived a very “normal” life. He talked about how he participated in soccer, baseball and hockey and how sports kept him occupied while growing up. I felt that he wasn’t sharing much so I asked him the question again about a